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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 1995 20:01:24 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Network Coordinator <nc@ain.charm.net>
To:        James Leppek <jleppek@suw2k.ess.harris.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: invalid IPs
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.950418200019.189C-100000@ain.charm.net>
In-Reply-To: <9504182039.AA06053@borg.ess.harris.com>

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On Tue, 18 Apr 1995, James Leppek wrote:

> 
> Ok what does this mean? that something should respond to a ping or not?
> 
> I thought the reason these numbers were reserved was that everyone(routers)
> were supposed to ignore them if they ever appeared on the internet.
> 
> So if I do traceroute and someone in the 204.157 domain is responding
> does that mean something is a miss? or that they were given the numbers...
> 
> I have been telling folks to use those reserved numbers for their private
> networks because they should/would never appear on the net. I guess I was 
> wrong :-(  
> Oh well, lost count of my mistakes long ago :-)
> 

As a matter of fact. There is a system called zod.clark.net that is 
completely announced to the whole world that has the address: 
192.245.235.1. 

And the 192 net is reserved completely and utterly.

Go figure...

-Jerry.




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